Immigration in a changing economy : California's experience / Kevin F. McCarthy, Georges Vernez
- McCarthy, Kevin F., 1945-
- Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1997.
- Physical Description:
- xxxii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Vernez, Georges, Program for Research on Immigration Policy (U.S.), National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, California Business Roundtable, and Rand Corporation
- California and its economy continue to draw benefits from immigration. However, a combination of much larger immigration flows and major changes in the state's economic environment have increased the costs of immigration, and unless current policies with regard to immigration and immigrants are changed, the benefits the state currently receives from immigrants may not continue. International immigration to California has steadily increased over the past 30 years and has profoundly affected the state's population and economy. Some observers of these changes are seeing the extreme diversity of California's population as the harbinger of where the nation is headed in the long term. For others, California has become the symbol of a major backlash against immigrants and immigration. How has California benefited from immigration? What impact have immigrants had on the state's job market? How have they affected the demand for federal and state services? What has been their educational and economic progress since their arrival? This book is the culmination of a comprehensive study of how immigration has changed over the past three decades. It assesses the impact immigration has had on the state's demography, economy, people, and institutions, with lessons to be drawn for other states, the nation, and even other countries.
- Report Numbers:
- "Center for Research on Immigration Policy -- National Defense Research Institute."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-338).
- Other Forms:
- Preview available on the internet via WWW.
- Funding Information:
- Office of Secretary of Defense. DASW01-95-C-0059. ET052 6151
California Business Roundtable. ET052 6151
Ford Foundation. ET052 6151
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. ET052 6151
James Irvine Foundation. ET052 6151
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ET052 6151
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